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Over the years I have been involved in a number of experiments in the use of film for teaching and research. These include:

 

Recording an important seminar series on history and anthropology in 1976 and 1977

Interviews with numerous leading academics and others about their life and work

Filming lectures and seminars on history and anthropology

Working with Windfall Films to make a six-part history of the world in 1999

Collaborating with leading Chinese documentary film-makers to bring their work to the attention of a wider audience

Using Youtube to show samples of the films that are mostly available on this site for downloading in MP4 format. There are over 500 of these on the 'Ayabaya' channel and they can be located on this site by using the 'Search' function at the top of this page.

An informal introduction to Cambridge University and King's College Personal reflections on questions put by Kenong Guan and filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan on the 8th August 2006

A visit to Earls Colne in Essex, in August 2006 Discussions of the origins of English individualism and the reconstruction of the history of an English village. Also wider reflections on China, Japan, feudalism, capitalism, peasantry, property and other matters. Questions put by Kenong Guan and filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan

Short films on the life of Gurungs/Tamu with whom I have worked since 1969 This is a tiny selection from the many hours of film that I have taken in and around Thak, near Pokhara, Nepal

 

THE FOLLOWING FILMS ARE ILLUSTRATIVE OF TOPICS THAT I HAVE WRITTEN ON:

Film clips on the theme of Witchcraft and Magic

Film based on 'The Justice and the Mare's Ale', 1985

Film clips illustrating topics covered in my book 'The Savage Wars of Peace', 1997

Film clips illustrating 'The Glass Bathyscaphe', 2002 with additional films

Film clips illustrating 'Green Gold: The Empire of Tea', 2003

Films posted on Youtube illustrating themes in 'Japan Through the Looking Glass', 2007